Grilled Shrimp with Pimiento Sauce; Bad mari; Menu of the Week

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 Anybody watch the New Yankee Workshop?

It’s about wood-working and furniture making, mon mari’s favorite pastime.

Mon mari is a big fan of the show and has gotten lots of great ideas which he’s used in the stuff he makes for us.

Apparently, there is one, very basic, very important, piece of information that he (mon mari) has a hard time with.

At the beginning of every show, Norm points to his goggles and says something to the effect that they are the most important piece of equipment in the workshop.

You can see where this is going, can’t you?

Two days before the surgery, mon mari said his eye felt like there was something in it.  He decided it was dust from mowing the field.

After the surgery he said it felt fine… Perhaps there were other areas that trumped it.

It started ‘bothering’ him on Monday of this week.

On Tuesday he couldn’t hold it open.

On Wednesday the doc finally took notice and made a rendez-vous with an ophthalmologist.

On Thursday I got to go with him in the ambulance.  (Here an ‘ambulance’ is a medical taxi service.  The kind with actual medical equipment in it, is either SAMU, the medical emergency service, or the fire department)

The nice young doc removed a piece the size of this dot . from his eye.

They eye was immediately better and back to normal today.

He (mon mari) finally admitted that it happened in the shop, operating the table saw… Without his goggles.

Bad, bad mari!

Grilled Shrimp with Pimiento Sauce

Grilled Shrimp (Prawns) with Pimiento Sauce On Herbed Orzo

12oz (350gr) cleaned large shrimp (prawns)
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs lemon juice – fresh is best
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Pepper
Pimiento Sauce

Clean shrimp if needed, if not just rinse and let drain. Mix garlic, paprika, lemon juice and oil in a bowl, whisking well to combine. Add shrimp and toss to coat. To cook on barbecue either put shrimp on skewers or cook in perforated grill pan with a little olive oil. To cook on stove add a little olive oil to a large frying pan and sauté over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes – until shrimp curl and turn opaque. When done, remove from heat.

Pimiento Sauce

4oz (125gr) pimento pimiento (pimento) or roasted red peppers
1 cup (8oz, 240gr) tomato sauce
1 shallot
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp oregano
1/2 – 1 tsp chili powder
2 tsp Balsamic vinegar
Red pepper flakes, if you want more heat

Finely chop shallot and garlic. Heat oil in small sauce pan over medium heat. Add chili powder, shallot and garlic and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Purée with blender or immersion blender.

In addition to the above, for the week of June 5 we have Avocado, Tomato and Feta Salad, Grilled Lamb Chops with Basil Butter, Patatas Bravas, Salad with Tuna and Walnuts, Burgers, American Potato Salad and more….

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9 thoughts on “Grilled Shrimp with Pimiento Sauce; Bad mari; Menu of the Week”

  1. ANYTHING with orzo is all right in my book!
    I think my husband taught your husband the fine art of not listening to the wise man’s instructions concerning goggles. We have had similar incidents, but no “ambulance” ride. Just flushing with lots of water.

  2. It never ends with him! He is lucky to have such a stong woman to take care of him.
    Yummy looking shrimpies, I have never had a pimiento sauce – is that like a romesco? (another one I haven’t had..)

  3. Farmgirl, why do guys do that?!?! I know they know better…. Maybe now mine will learn… Sigh….
    Ruth, on the one hand, I’m glad that’s all it was. On the other… grrrr….
    Penny, I assume you’re referring to men ;-))
    Elizabeth, he kept pulling back when the doc was working on it…. Eeeeek is right!
    Natashya, kind of and not. Romesco has a ground nut (almonds, usually) base

  4. I’m forwarding this to my husband, who watches New Yankee Workshop and then goes into his own workshop without his protective glasses. Grrrrrrr.

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